Thursday, July 18, 2019

Fwd: Discounts for Veterans on, New PSA w/ Tom Hanks, VA Partners with Clergy

Resources for Veterans, their Families, Caregivers, and Survivors

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Proceeds from purchases are given back in support of VA programs such as: National Rehabilitation Adaptive Sports Games, Vets Crisis Suicide Prevention, Fisher House, Women Veteran Programs, National Disaster Relief, Homelessness Veterans programs, and much more.


New PSA with Tom Hanks urges everyone to 'Be There for Veterans'

'Be There for Veterans' PSA
VA, in partnership with Johnson & Johnson, is promoting its "Be There for Veterans" public service announcement (PSA) as part of VA's larger #BeThere ( campaign. In the video, narrated by actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks, VA issues an urgent call to action: reach out to Veterans who may be in need.


Hurricane tips for Veterans and families

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Are You Ready for Hurricane Season?
Hurricane Season is June 1 – Nov. 30. Never underestimate the value of being prepared. The information linked below may help you learn more about hurricanes, hazards associated with hurricanes and what you can do to prepare.


VA Podcast: Local Clergy and VA partner to help Veterans through Faith

Borne the Battle Episode 154: Benefits Breakdown - VA Center of Faith and Opportunity Initiative
This episode of Borne the Battle focuses on a resource for local clergy to further recognize Veteran stressors that may lead to crisis and to understand VA benefits and programs available.
Working together, VA hopes to provide more tools to clergy as they reach out to Veterans within their congregations and communities.


National Resource Directory
Did you know the National Resource Directory has more than 14,000 vetted resources available to you right now? Featured Resource: TSA
TSA offers special assistance for Wounded Warriors and Veterans. To find out how to access this service, visit the TSA website for information on the necessary procedures and screening efforts that can help you have a smooth experience at the airport.
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Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one? 

Did you know that VA offers same day services in Primary Care and Mental Health at 172 VA Medical Centers across the country? Make the Connection Resource Locator
Talk with other Veterans who have walked in your shoes on RallyPoint.

Contact the Veterans Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255 and press 1, Chat, or Text 838255.)

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